Cannabis Farm Discovered Knowle Avenue Ainsdale Southport

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Cannabis Farm Discovered Knowle Avenue Ainsdale Southport

Merseyside Police can confirm two people were arrested on Friday, 11 April following the discovery of a cannabis farm in Ainsdale.

Emergency services were called to a property on Knowle Avenue at about 10.50am to a report of water coming from the premises.

Due to concern for the safety of the occupiers police gained entry to the premises and a search was conducted. As a result of the search officers discovered a cannabis farm containing more than 30 plants and hydroponics equipment inside.

The plants and equipment were removed from the property for examination.

A 53-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman arrived at the property whilst the police were there. Both were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, abstracting electricity and criminal damage.

They were both interviewed by detectives and bailed pending further enquiries.

Neighbourhood Inspector Jim Atherton, said: “This case highlights yet again the fact that cannabis farms can be anywhere. We would urge people to be on their guard and to report any suspicious activity in their area to police immediately – even the smallest amount of information can be useful.

“Merseyside Police is committed to tackling illegal drugs – this sort of activity will not be tolerated.

“Information from members of the public is vital in the fight against drug related crime. Anyone with any information is urged to call Merseyside Police on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”

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